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Low iron markers – to supplement or not?

Discussion in 'Optimal Labs' started by Sea Girl, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Michael CULLEN

    Michael CULLEN New Member

  2. Hilde

    Hilde New Member

  3. LisaLearning

    LisaLearning Silver

    I was having quite heavy menses and my ferritin was always at the bottom of the range and it got so bad that I would be winded going up a flight of stairs, and I had to take some iron. Three weeks later I travelled to Mexico for a month and after a couple of days the problem was gone. For me, the light made a huge difference.
  4. DockMD

    DockMD That’s the reason why

    Taking supplemental oral iron everyday is a good way to lower your iron stores because hepcidin-related negative feedback loops. The latest evidence is no more than every other day. That being said oral iron is very poor tolerated in my experience.
    Lahelada likes this.

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